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Egg-citing Easter events around Clark County offer food and fun

Don’t forget to grab photos with the Easter Bunny at Vancouver Mall

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 22, 2024, 6:00am

The Easter Bunny will be egg-stra busy this year, making appearances at Clark County’s many egg hunts. Bring your kids and grandkids to one of these egg-citing Easter events hosted by churches, local businesses, community organizations and city staff. Bring baskets for eggs and cellphones to capture egg-ceptionally memorable moments.

In the meantime, the Easter Bunny will be available for photo sessions ($39.99 to $49.99) at Vancouver Mall every day through March 30, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Pet photos with the Easter Bunny are March 25. For more details, call 360-256-8122.

Vancouver

  • The Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 823 is hosting its annual Easter festivities at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver. The egg hunt, which begins promptly at noon, will be divided into four age groups: up to 2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-11. All age groups should be ready at noon. A family photo station will open at 10:30 a.m.; family and individual photographs cost $5 and will be emailed to the recipients. Free face painting begins at 11 a.m. A lunch of hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate and soda will be available to purchase for cash. The event is open to everyone, both Elks Club members and nonmembers. For more details, see www.elks823.org, visit facebook.com/VancouverElks823 or call 360-256-0823.
  • People’s Church is hosting a free, carnival-style Easter Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 6801 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Admission is free. Guests can enjoy corn dogs, cotton candy, nachos, inflatables, games, cake walks and popcorn. For more information, call 360-654-7713.
  • Memorial Lutheran Church will host an Easter egg hunt for toddlers through 10 years old from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 2700 E 28th St., Vancouver. Kids can collect Easter eggs and decorate cookies. Families should dress for the weather and bring their own baskets. For more details, visit www.mlc.org.

East Vancouver

  • Special Celebrations, Parent to Parent of Clark County and Peace NW are hosting a sensory-sensitive Easter Egg hunt at 11 a.m. March 30 at East Park Church, 15815 N.E. 18th St., Vancouver. The egg hunt starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. Eggs will be hidden at various heights. Kids with allergies can exchange candy for other prizes. Registration is appreciated but not required. If your child needs special accommodation, contact Theresa Van Pelt at theresav@peacenw.org or call 360-823-2247.

Minnehaha

Hazel Dell

  • Vancouver Church will host Easter egg hunts for children in fifth grade and younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. Egg hunt times are 10 a.m. for ages 2 and under and special needs kids; 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 5 to 7; 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 4; and 11:30 a.m. for ages 8 to 10. Other activities include carnival games, a free raffle with prizes, a petting zoo, a lunch booth with free pizza, an ice cream truck dispensing free ice cream, plus all-ages shows at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone. Register at vancouverchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/2164959 or call 360-574-1611.

Felida

Ridgefield

  • iQ Credit Union and local businesses will host a free Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon March 30 in Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road, Ridgefield. Kids up to age 10 are invited to search for golden tickets in 15,000 eggs. Kids with winning eggs in each age group can pick out Easter baskets from the prize table. The event includes free cotton candy, warm beverages and crafts. Columbia Play Project’s Mobile Children’s Museum will be on site with toys and games, science activities, giant bubbles, a parachute, foam rocket launchers and a set of Builder Boards.

Camas

  • Camas Parks and Recreation is hosting the Camas Egg Scramble, a free community Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, in Crown Park, 120 N.E. 17th Ave., Camas. Over 10,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs will be hidden in designated egg hunting areas color-marked for age groups: 2-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9; and 10-12. All ages start the egg hunt at the same time. Children should bring baskets or bags to hold their eggs and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not allowed in the hunting areas, except in the area marked off for toddlers. Accommodations will be made for all abilities. The Traditional Easter Bonnet and Contemporary Hat Contest is at 2 p.m. The contest is open to all ages (adults too). Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to participants. For more details, visit www.cityofcamas.us/parksrec or call 360-834-5307.

Fern Prairie

  • Join the country-style Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. to noon March 30 at Shangri-La Farm, 26300 N.E. Third St., Camas. The Tots Egg Hunt for toddlers up to age 4 is at 10 a.m., followed by the Kids’ Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. for ages 5-9. Visitors can also tour the gardens to see chickens, vegetable beds, flowers, berry patches and fruit orchards. Tour Liz Pike’s art studio or buy fresh eggs, honey and seasonal produce at the farm stand. Attendees must park at Grove Field Airport, 632 N.E. 267th Ave., where the free “Sunflower Mobile” shuttle will pick up guests and deliver them to the farm. For more details, call 360-281-8720 or email pikeadvertising@comcast.net.

Washougal

  • Get To-Gather Farm is hosting Easter egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 30 on the farm grounds at 1913 S.E. 303rd Ave., Washougal. The egg hunt will be divided into two areas: one for little kids and one for bigger kids. Vendors will be on site offering food samples and the farm store will be open selling seasonal produce, honey and eggs. Learn more at gettogatherfarm.com.

Woodland

  • Woodland Moose Lodge No. 2394 is hosting an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. March 30 at Horseshoe Lake Park, 700 Goerig St., Woodland. Egg hunts will be offered for children in four age groups: 2 and under; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-11. Three prize baskets will be awarded per age group. For more information, contact Lota Ross at 360-903-3579 or call the Moose Lodge any day after 2 p.m. at 360-225-7736.
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